Dyn Announces Gauge, a Chrome Browser Extension That Brings Internet Performance To Users’ Browsers

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Gauge measures and displays recent internet performance characteristics

Dyn, the Internet Performance Management (IPM) company, today at Velocity Conference introduced Gauge, a Chrome browser extension that helps users around the world better manage their personal internet performance. Gauge brings unique internet performance testing and analysis as a personal Internet Intelligence tool. Through internet measurement techniques (1), like Real User Monitoring, Dyn is able to help users understand actual browsing performance as compared to geography and other users. Gauge is free and can be easily installed on your Chrome browser now via dyn.com/gauge.

Gauge allows users to:

  • Track internet performance to specific websites as you browse
  • Obtain visibility into individual page performance
  • Determine where visited websites are hosted
  • See how internet performance compares with others in different geographic locations

Measuring and Analyzing Performance

Gauge allows a user to see the performance data associated with each page request, giving a snapshot into how quickly websites load in their browsers, with a more granular view based on the path of each request (2). Load times can help distinguish whether there are performance issues with the user’s network, ISP’s connection, or a particular website.
Gauge also allows users to see the geographic location of the website they are accessing, which can help users evaluate their preference on continuing to utilize or share personal information depending on location.

The extension also features a Cloud Provider View that visualizes the latency between users and specific geographic locations of numerous cloud providers, updating every 5 minutes by default. Developers may find this information to be of use as they can now compare Websites, geolocations and cloud providers in a unique new way (3).

Comparison Across the Internet

Gauge is able to measure performance compared to the average time others users are experiencing around the globe. Users’ personal performance is averaged over 5 minute increments based on the timing collected from the sites they browse. Leveraging Dyn’s technology, Gauge is also able to provide global performance data so users can see how their personal performance stacks up against others browsing the same site (4).

Gauge Data

Gauge provides data sets that are richer and more comprehensive than traditional speed tests. It measures internet assets all over the globe in a continuous manner, whereas speed tests are usually from a minimal set of locations at a point in time. Through these tools, users can begin to understand the level of performance of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), local networks and wifi connections. All user data is anonymized as Dyn is solely focused on applying this data to making the internet more performant and secure.

“Dyn is committed to improving internet performance for users around the world and our Chrome extension is a unique new way for smart internet users to gain a heightened level of clarity and control over their internet experience,” said Phil Francisco, VP, Product Marketing and Management, Dyn.

Visit dyn.com/gauge for more information.

Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance Management (IPM) company that provides unrivaled visibility and control into cloud and public Internet resources. Dyn’s platform monitors, controls and optimizes applications and infrastructure through Data, Analytics, and Traffic Steering, ensuring traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.

Dyn is the leading IPM provider to the largest enterprises and most visited web properties in the world, including eight of the top 10 Internet Services and Retail companies, and six of the top 10 Entertainment companies, in the Fortune 500. Dyn helps everyone from startups to companies like Pfizer, Visa, Netflix and Twitter solve the challenges associated with Internet scale, complexity and volatility. Dyn is Internet Performance. Delivered.

Visit dyn.com for more info on how Dyn delivers.

Dyn Media Contact
Brendan Mangus | bmangus[at]dyn.com | 603-296-1529

1. Real User Monitoring (RUM) with elements of W3C Request Timing and browser timings.
2. Timing specifics for page request, download and browser rendering.
3. Cloud performance currently provided for all regions within AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean, Google, Softlayer, and Rackspace.
4. Three of these actionable metrics that help monitor and diagnose issues with internet performance while you browse are latency, page load and first byte.

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